This year has marked a significant turning point in the fight against systemic racism in the United States. As part of the ongoing conversation, Celebrate Mexico Now will present a panel to discuss and reflect on predominant racist behaviors and their ideological foundations, especially within the United States-Mexico dynamic. The dialogue will be led by The New York Times journalist Eduardo Porter, author and racism researcher Federico Navarrete, and filmmaker and Convoy Network radio show host Tatiana García.
This event is presented in collaboration with New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Eduardo Porter was born in Phoenix and grew up in the United States, Mexico, and Belgium. He is an economics reporter for The New York Times and has been a correspondent in Tokyo and London. In 2000, he went to work at The Wall Street Journal in Los Angeles to cover the growing Hispanic population. He is the author of The Price of Everything (2011), an exploration of the cost-benefit analyses that underpin human behaviors and institutions; and American Poison (2020), aims to show how race is at the root of U.S. problems.
Federico Navarrete Linares is a Mexican historian, anthropologist and researcher who specializes in the history of Mesoamerica, as well as colonization and racism in Mexico. Navarrete obtained his PhD in Mesoamerican Studies from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). He is part of the Historical Research Institute and Mexico’s National Researchers System. In 2019, he published the platform Noticonquista, a project that narrates and analyzes the conquest of Mexico through Twitter. Navarrete’s published work on racism also includes Alfabeto del racismo mexicano (The Alphabet of Mexican Racism, 2017) and México racista. Una denuncia (Racist Mexico. A Denunciation, 2016).
Tatiana García Altagracia moved from Mexico to New York City in 2007. García holds a Professional Certificate in film production from New York University (NYU) and a Master in Fine Arts in film and media production from The City College of New York (CCNY). In 2011, she worked as the associate director of Cinema Tropical, the biggest distributor of Latin American film in the U.S., and has coordinated the Film and Television Production program at the New York Film Academy (NYFA). She hosts and produces Blackness, Blacks with Attitude, a Convoy Network show dedicated to Afro-descendant pride, history and music.